My sense of humor was perfect for the military and I would always rely on humor to combat sadness. However while attending last year’s conference on veterans treatment courts, I was overcome with emotion and cried during the story of a Vietnam veteran who killed his wife in a failed suicide attempt. While there were some […]
Hugh Shelton, Former U.S. Army General and the 14th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is working in partnership with living community provider Holiday Retirement to educate retire military members about a special veterans benefit known as the Aid and Attendance package.
Eligible veterans may be able to get more than $1,600 a month in additional aid for in-home assistance. Surviving spouses of former servicemembers who have since died could make up to $1,056 a month. Married couples with one qualifying military member could earn nearly $2,000 each month, as well.
Jack Callison, CEO of Holiday Retirement said, “The general, who served during the Vietnam and Gulf wars and Operation Uphold Democracy, knows firsthand what our veterans have endured.” Callison goes on to say, “Who better to help raise awareness about this well-deserved benefit to the men and women who have served our country?”
Holiday Retirement manages 300 retirement communities across the United States. The company works with its residents who are eligible for veterans benefits. Currently, there are 12,000 former servicemembers and their spouses living in communities run by the company. The communities provide independent living, but assist veterans with three meals a day, travel programs, monthly rent and 24-hour security personnel.